- Creative Arts is a course designed for children between the ages of 4-6 years of age. Emphasis is placed on
experimenting with a wide range of materials, tools, and techniques which are age appropriate. Processes include
the exploration of drawing, painting, printing, and sculpture
- Studio Art is designed at three levels (Adult, Teen, Child). Participants select the medium and subject they wish
to explore and the art faculty designs individualized classes which help the participant learn the techniques and
mediums unique to their selection
- Drawing Classes include the study of materials, tools, and techniques unique to graphite, charcoal, conte, pastel,
color pencil, pen and ink, marker, and wax colors.
- Painting Classes include the study of materials, tools, and techniques unique to watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache,
casein, and tempera. Participants select the individual medium they wish to explore.
- Printmaking Classes include the study of materials, tools, and techniques unique to block printing (foam, wood,
linoleum, embossing) as well as lithography. No etching is available.
- Design I Classes are designed to offer the participant opportunities to explore Art Elements (Line, Shape, Form,
Texture, Value, Color) and how they are used by the artist in the creative process.
- Design II Classes offer participants opportunities to explore Art Principles (Balance, Positive/Negative space,
Focus, Scale, Proportion, Emphasis, Focus, Movement) and how they are used by the artist in the creative process.
- Portfolio Preparation is designed for the student who intends to study the visual arts beyond high school. It
includes portfolio design and preparation, content selection, personal statement writing, digital photography prep,
posting a gallery, and final presentation.
*NOTE: Students in this class are eligible for membership in the NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
sponsored by the National Art Education Association and FCAC.
- Cartooning is a series of classes that focus on the creation of original cartoon characters. Emphasis is placed
on developing faces, bodies, locations, situations, and developing strips.
- Caricature Classes are designed to emphasis the development of a personal style. Understanding the process
of scale, proportion, and drawing techniques is important to this course.